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The Gift of Frankincense

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Frankincensealso known as olibanum, is often referred to as the “king of oils and its very name means “high quality incense.”

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Could Food Preferences be Encoded in Your Genes?

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It’s that time of year again:  the holiday candy is drastically discounted, the decorations are back in the attic, and you may be finding yourself carrying a few more pounds than you were before Halloween signaled the start of an entire season dedicated to dietary indulgence.

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Eggnog: A Healthy Holiday Indulgence?

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Holiday parties: they’re an endless sea of chocolate, cookies, pie, and cake. From social functions, to parties at the office, to celebrating with family, refined sugar and flour seem to be the guests of honor everywhere you go. You can almost feel the sugar high before it even begins. It’s enough to challenge the willpower of even the most dedicated health-conscious person. Isn’t there any sensible indulgence this time of year? This may come as a surprise, but how about treating yourself to some eggnog? Of course, we’re talking about the homemade variety; when made with high quality ingredients, homemade...

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‘Tis the Season for Peppermint…

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From candy canes and patties, to fudge and hot chocolate, peppermint will be found enhancing most any holiday delight. 

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Thanksgiving 2017: Gluten-free but Flavor-“full”

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For people who follow lower carbohydrate or grain-free diets in order to support overall health and vitality, Thanksgiving is an occasion when it’s worth throwing nutritional caution to the wind. While multiple daily infusions of sugar, refined grains, and processed seed oils can lead to long-term health derangement, when reserved as rare indulgences, a little piece of this or that once in a while isn’t likely to derail anyone too much. For others, however—individuals with severe gluten intolerance, autoimmune conditions, or intractable insulin resistance, even one day of dietary debauchery can spell disaster.  While some people can splurge with impunity...

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